The MBA's Second Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference
was held on April 6, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. This year's
conference featured a keynote address from retired Supreme Judicial
Court Justice Margot Botsford (pictured: top right), along with
three panels and a networking reception.
The IP panel (pictured: top left), the Impact on Commercial
Litigation One Year After the Defend Trade Secrets Act, featured
U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler (D. Mass.) and attorneys
Russell Beck (Beck Reed Riden), Andrew O'Connor (Goulston &
Storrs) and Damian LaPlaca (Devine Millimet, moderator).
The bankruptcy panel (pictured: middle left), which addressed
Hot Topics Concerning Discovery Disputes and D&O Claims in
Bankruptcy, featured U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher J.
Panos (D. Mass.) and attorneys Thomas S. Vangel (Murtha Cullina)
and Christopher M. Condon (Murphy & King).
In the third panel (pictured: middle right), judges offered
business litigation perspective "from the other side of the bench."
Panelists included Superior Court Judges Edward P. Leibensperger
and Linda E. Giles, along with U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S.
Hillman and retired Judge Stephen E. Neel, now with JAMS.
Thank you to the conference chairs for putting together this
successful program, including (pictured: bottom from left) Julie
Green (Attorney General's Office), Laurence A. Schoen (Mintz,
Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC), Lindsay M. Burke
(Kenney & Sams PC) and John O. Mirick (Mirick, O'Connell,
DeMallie & Lougee LLP).